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LSB Chris

Drives a manual, despises cupholders, enjoys spirited driving.
Founder, Editor, and photographer of Limited Slip Blog.
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A Farewell to TVR

-Christopher Little Another storied manufacturer has died.  This week, TVR became just another “Saab story” for automotive history.  TVR was a master integrating V8 power and tubular steel frames.  Beyond that, they managed to fit these platforms with stunningly beautifully and unique fiberglass bodies.  While many of these […]

Death of the Rotary Engine

–Christopher Little Last Friday, the final Mazda RX-8 Spirit R rolled out of the factory in Hiroshima.  Not only did it mark the end of a true enthusiast model, but it brought about the end of the rotary engine.  For Mazda, the tradition began with Cosmo Sport back […]

Mini Introduces the Clubvan

–Christopher Little Mini has announced that it will sell a cargo-focused version of its Clubman, aptly named the Clubvan. The rear seats of the Clubman are gone, having been replaced with a flat floor, ideal for transporting small cargo.  In addition, the rear side glass has also been […]

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

Last Tuesday, Hyundai dropped off a 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium for us to test. We had 1000 miles and seven days to see how it stacked up. So we planned a road trip from our headquarters in Upstate, NY to the summit of Mount Washington to find […]

SRT Track Experience

–Christopher Little I’ve always associated SRT with large displacement engines, tire smoke, and quarter mile times.  And in many respects, that’s a pretty accurate assessment.  Street & Racing Technology is so named because that’s what goes into these cars.  I, however, was under the impression that, despite this, […]

New for 2013

2013 Audi S5 – Test Drive

Audi’s S5 is one of the best looking sport coupes on the market.  However, its 354 hp, 325 lb-ft naturally aspirated V8 has fallen a bit behind the times.  For 2013, the V8 has been replaced with the supercharged V6 from the Audi S4.  The new engine makes […]

Fiat 500 Sport – Test Drive

-Christopher Little & Scott Villeneuve Personality.  Many compact car in the US market don’t have any.  They are drab, plastic-filled shells of transport.  That trend is shifting, lead triumphantly by a most unlikely competitor.  Over the past few years, we’ve seen some storied marques die or be sold […]

Mercedes Confirms the GL63 AMG

-Christopher Little Back in April, Mercedes debuted the new GL Series at the New York International Auto Show.  We were initially caught off guard by a GL550 wearing what appeared to be an AMG-inspired body kit.  Mercedes wouldn’t confirm or deny a possible GL63 AMG, but we listed […]

A Day at Wilzig Racing Manor

– Christopher Little & Scott Villeneuve Most car enthusiasts have, at least once in their lifetime, thought that it might be nice if they lived closer to a racetrack.  Not only are racetracks the only true place where you can enjoy a car at its limits, but tracks […]

The E9X Generation – Final Drive

-Scott Villeneuve & Christopher Little It’s always hard to say goodbye to an old friend.  Now though is the time for those goodbyes if you’re a fan of the BMW 3 series.  After the 2012 model year the E90, E92, and E93 body-style will forever be a mark […]